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Yesterday Mr. Revere returned, and brot your acceptance, which was truly acceptable to our Friends. Since mine by Revere, I have been exploreing some of the Mountains of North and Southhampton; and in the former we examined a Lead-Mine which has been worked, and in which, much loss has been Sustained. The circumstances of this Mine I will now give you, as near as I can recollect, but shall be...
2General Orders, 2 December 1775 (Washington Papers)
James McCormick of Capt. Dibble’s Company, in Col. Woodbridges Regt tried at a General Court Martial, for “striking General Putnam’s horse, and saying at the same time, d—mn you! who is there? clear the road; and for repeatedly leaving the camp without orders”—The Court are of Opinion that the Prisoner is Guilty of breach of the 3rd, 15th, 16th & 17th Articles of war, and adjudge him to...
Your severall Letters from the time the Committee left the Camp to the 19th of November inclusive being duly Rec’d, were laid before Congress, on which, as well as on the Report from their Committee, they have Come to sundry further Resolutions, which I have the honour to inclose you —The Money order’d is getting ready and will be forwarded with all possible Expedition—The Congress have...
Letter not found: from Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Reed, 2 Dec. 1775. On 15 Dec. GW wrote to Reed : “I have had the pleasure of receiving your Favours of the 28th Ulto and 2d Instt.”
The reason of my giving you the trouble of this, is the late extraordinary and reprehensible conduct of some of the Connecticut Troops—Some time ago, apprehending that they, or part of them might be inclined to go home when the time of their inlistment should be up, I applied to the Officers of the several Regiments, to know whether it would be agreeable to the men to continue till the first...
On the 13th Ult. the Famous Major Rogers came to My House from a Tavern in the Neighbourhood where he calld for Refreshment—I had never before Seen him—he was in but ordinary Habit for one of his Character—He treated me with great Respect—Said he came from London in July, and had Spent 20 Days with the Congress in Philadelphia, and I forget how Many at New York—had been offer’d & urged to take...